Proverbs 9 :1

Proverbs 9 :1 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:

American King James Version (AKJV)

Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars:

American Standard Version (ASV)

Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Wisdom has made her house, putting up her seven pillars.

Webster's Revision

Wisdom hath built her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

World English Bible

Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Definitions for Proverbs 9 :1

Hewn - Cut.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 9 :1

Wisdom hath builded her house - The eternal counsel of God has framed the universe.

She hath hewn out her seven pillars - Every thing has been so constructed as to exhibit a scene of grandeur, stability, and durableness.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 9 :1

A parable full of beauty, and interesting in its parallelism to the parables of our Lord Matthew 22:3-4; Luke 14:16.

Seven pillars - The number is chosen as indicating completeness and perfection. God revealing Himself in nature, resting in His work, entering into covenant with human beings - these were the ideas conveyed by it.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 9 :1

9:1 Her house - For the reception of her guests. Seven - Many pillars; whereby is intimated the beauty and stability of the church. Pillars - Prophets, and apostles, and ministers.
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